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Accommodation for Study Abroad Students

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There are a variety of housing options available at UAL so Study Abroad student applicants have the opportunity to choose somewhere that suits both their budget and lifestyle.

UAL halls of residence:

Study Abroad students will be guaranteed a place in University halls if they apply by the Study Abroad application deadline.

UAL’s self-catered halls of residence can be found across London. The majority of rooms have a shower and toilet attached to the room and others have access to a shared shower and a toilet; you will also have access to a shared kitchen.

Students studying for a full year can apply for any of the University’s hall of residence.

Students coming to UAL for 1 – 2 terms/semester can apply to either The Costume Store or Will Wyatt Court.

Students on 3-week Summer Study Abroad programmes can apply to stay at Cordwainers Court, Will Wyatt Court, Sketch House, Gardens House and Don Gratton House. This does not apply to London College of Fashion summer schools.

Students on a London College of Fashion Summer School programme are advised to contact the Study Abroad team for assistance with finding accommodation.

Further information:

Student security and well-being is a top priority in UAL accommodation. All of the University’s residences include the following security features:

  • CCTV inside and outside the building
  • Secure entry using a fob or card
  • Staff available and contactable 24 hours a day

If you are offered a place in halls, you will need to sign a tenancy agreement. This is a binding legal contract that covers the length of your stay. Where possible, Study Abroad students can sign a shorter tenancy agreement. These short-term tenancies are more expensive than the standard full-length tenancies.

To find more information and to apply for a place, visit our wider Accommodation section.

Homestays and house shares

Living in a homestay is a great way to experience British life and is a popular choice for students hoping to improve their English. You will be placed with a host family, all of whom live in safe residential areas in Zones 2 to 4 of the London transport network.

If you would prefer more independence, then a house share may be a better option. You would be living with 2 to 7 other students. All house share properties are based in London's Docklands area in Zone 2 of the transport network.

Find out more about homestays and house shares.

See the courses available on each programme:

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Integrated Study Abroad

Study alongside local degree-seeking students for 1, 2, or 3 terms and fully integrate into UK student life.

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Semester Study Abroad

14-week semester programmes designed and tailored to incoming study abroad students that offers electives to suit individualised learning needs.

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Summer Study Abroad

Study for up to 8 weeks on one of our summer programmes with the option to take English language tuition before your course.